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These companies are working hard on huge, new breakthroughs in local tech

The next five years of retail will see more radical transformation than has taken place in the last 150 years. Businesses will capture more data on their customers; learn more about what happens in their stores; and, as a result, revamp their strategies to integrate commerce and connection with consumers in powerful ways.

As AOL rushes to local news, Examiner.com is already there

AOL has gotten a lot of ink about its new CEO Tim Armstrong and its attempt to revitalize its presence in media, particularly local media, through Patch.com, a startup Armstrong backed and AOL acquired. But as AOL rushes into local news, it will likely run smack into Examiner.com, which already has a big chunk of the market.